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    The way it is supposed to work is when the 5G...

    The way it is supposed to work is when the 5G phone is activated in the billing system, the necessary features are updated by the carrier so that the phone will automatically connect to the 5G...
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    It seems I am mistaken about the iPhone 12. I...

    It seems I am mistaken about the iPhone 12. I thought only the pending iPhone 13 had that feature. I don't think the iPhone 11 has that option.
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    First and foremost, what phone are you using...

    First and foremost, what phone are you using currently ? If the phone doesn't already support 5G, you will not get 5G data speeds. Secondly, is your phone from T-mobile or from another carrier ? ...
  4. It is not as much as Verizon getting cranky as it...

    It is not as much as Verizon getting cranky as it is Tracfone who does.
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    That phone doesn't support 5G so you cannot...

    That phone doesn't support 5G so you cannot access that newer network. 4G (LTE/VOLTE) will work without problems. The iPhone 13 is supposed to have 5G. At&t displays 5Ge but it is not true 5G, it...
  6. Thread: No signal

    by Serial Port
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    If the phone was connected to wifi at the store,...

    If the phone was connected to wifi at the store, it might have been connected for wifi calling or data usage instead of cellular. It does matter which model phone. Try going to the phone settings...
  7. Thread: No signal

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    Is the phone branded from a US carrier ?? Does...

    Is the phone branded from a US carrier ?? Does wifi work on the phone ?? Is it new or used ?? NO US carrier is requiring 5G in the US to activate or use a device. 4G LTE/VOLTE is not going...
  8. Trust me, it is not a personalized message. It...

    Trust me, it is not a personalized message. It was a generic letter sent to customers who didn't already show a new, compatible phone in their profile when it was sent. Did you already activate...
  9. Just curious, where would that be ?? In...

    Just curious, where would that be ??

    In international countries, I suspect that none of the US carriers actual build or maintain the towers, they have roaming agreements with the local cellular...
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    Hotspots are offered at Starbucks, McDonalds,...

    Hotspots are offered at Starbucks, McDonalds, Burger King and many other locations nationwide. They provide free internet access to cell phones, tablets, laptop computers typically at no cost and...
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    I do wish you the best of success and I know you...

    I do wish you the best of success and I know you were just venting.
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    The average user doesn't know the difference and...

    The average user doesn't know the difference and most users simply don't care. I understand your frustration, but you are in the minority. Sorry, but that is the simple truth. If it is important...
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    I would expect that you can keep your existing...

    I would expect that you can keep your existing plan with a 4G flip phone. You shouldn't have to buy a "smart phone". Take a look at their internet page for supported phones.
  14. I have Ultra 5G mapped in almost all of my city. ...

    I have Ultra 5G mapped in almost all of my city. I have definitely seen the higher wireless speeds.
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    No issues with my Samsung S21 5G on T-Mobile. ...

    No issues with my Samsung S21 5G on T-Mobile. Could be a random glitch. Clearly the issue has been forwarded for investigation/solution.
  16. What are the details about "Ultra Capacity 5G" ? ...

    What are the details about "Ultra Capacity 5G" ? Couldn't easily find the information on T-Mobile's site.
  17. Definitely not the case in my market. It is...

    Definitely not the case in my market. It is close to 10 times faster than 4G where I live.
  18. Thread: Scam Text

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    Kind of like the joke from Jeff Foxworthy when he...

    Kind of like the joke from Jeff Foxworthy when he said "Whenever people hear my accent, they automatically deduct IQ points in how they think of me..."
  19. Kind of useless to say that a carrier covers a...

    Kind of useless to say that a carrier covers a service area that they only have a small percentage of subscribers. Let's say they have 10,000 subscribers in a market with 200,000 subscribers from...
  20. Thread: Scam Text

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    hpham, good that you are not dumb enough to fall...

    hpham, good that you are not dumb enough to fall into the scam. Letting other members know about such activity is the right thing to do. I agree that the scammer misspelled Verizon on purpose as a...
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    Maybe it means "the party's over":lol:

    Maybe it means "the party's over":lol:
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    TDMA phones are no longer activated with any US...

    TDMA phones are no longer activated with any US carriers (prepaid or postpaid). That technology is ancient and no longer used anywhere in the US. The 2G technology was replaced with 3G technology...
  23. It is possible that your market is having 3G...

    It is possible that your market is having 3G turned off early to make room for the newer networks. Yes, it sucks but not much you can do to change it. Whether you have 1 line or more than one, any...
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    To my knowledge, they do not match plans. They...

    To my knowledge, they do not match plans. They offer existing plans and not much more.

    I am not referring to retentions offers for existing customers which may or may not still exist.
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    Reminder to all, keep this thread civil or...

    Reminder to all, keep this thread civil or deletions and posting bans will occur.
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